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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hello everyone and here's what's happening on this wednesday, june 18. all set to sweat. accuweather says record highs could bake the area today plus storms are on the way. >> also this morning, and new overnight words and then gun shots. now philadelphia police are shots. >> and digging deeper. another toll hike is coming to the pennsylvania turnpike. >> and let's talk about this accuweather. it's 4:30 now. david murphy is off. >> good morning. >> good morning. let's go over to karen rogers. she's got more details on a really hot day. >> yeah, that's right, expecting that heat even
hotter than yesterday. let's take a look. we have a heat advisory in effect through the region right now and if we switch from double scan you'll be able to see that and the heat advisory in effect from noon until 7:00 p.m. so, you have to be careful as you head outside even though we had one day of the heat of 93-degree temperatures yesterday, we are seeing that this heat advisory is expected to bring areas making it feel like it's in the upper 90's today. so, that's been a big concern for us. right now storm tracker 6 live double scan showing nothing more than a sprinkle around in one or two spots and we are watching for an early shower, but if we switch to the weather computer i think we're having a little issue with that but there's a heat advisory from noon until 7:00. today's forecasted high, 96 degrees so even hotter than yesterday. with the humidity that's a real concern and we do have the chance for a late day shower or a thunderstorm that could be strong to severe in parts of our region. so, details on that coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in just a few minutes, tam.
>> okay, thank you karen. well, stock up on the water and find a cool spot. we're in for another scorcher. the heat and humidity are hanging around. katherine scott is on the heat beat at the art museum and she's got more on that. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. if you can you probably want to fit in your outdoor activities early today because it is going to be a hot one. it's 4:30, it's already around 80 degrees here and we're in one of the spots, the art museum steps where a lot of people come to do their workout. we're on the early end, it's pretty quiet here now but you can expect in the next couple hours we'll see some people out here and they're probably going to want to squeeze in their morning exercise. whether you're working outside or playing outside, it's going to be a hot one today. yesterday we hit ninety for the first day this seen son and today it's going to get even hotter. road crews are out in the heat filling in potholes from that cold snowy winter we had. remember that, it seems so long ago but there was summer fun to be had in the heats. ice cream trucks were out,
some of the spray grounds had the cool water flowing and for some they admit they would rather be at the shore. others still found ways to cool off and had a good time. >> we don't have a pool membership, we don't have a pool so we came down to the city to enjoy some of the water. >> i would like to be at the pool or at the beach but here i sit. >> reporter: and as usually when it gets hot outside you start to see those open hydrants around the city and the city warns popping hydrants is it's illegal so try to find a different way to cool down today. we're live at the art museum steps, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> you can get "action news" and accuweather any time with our 6abc news app. it's free at the apple and google app stores. >> new this morning gunmen shot a man on the front steps of a home in the city's logan section. the gunfire erupted on the 2100 block of west spencer street at 11:30 last night. police say two people on bikes
had exchanged words with the 26-year-old victim then fired off six shots. at least one bullet struck him in the leg. he is now in the hospital. what set off the argument and who fired the shots is still being ironed out. happening today, five of the 11 defendants charged in a main line school drug operation will be formally charged in court. daniel mcgrath christian, investigators say they were low level dealers in a much bigger enterprise run by 25 year old kneel scott and 18 year old timothy brooks. the pair are graduates of the haverford school one of the country's most prestigious prep schools. >> good morning. time now for your first look at business. it's going to be a hot day for mary barra the head of gm and not just because of the weather. she's back on capitol hill today facing a congressional
committee and more questions about those massive recalls related to ignition switches that are linked to 13 deaths. she says she just learned about the problem last december. also this morning, always like to hear about toll hikes, don't you? well, the new year is going to bring some on the pennsylvania turnpike. starting on the fourth of january if you pay casual be paying a dime more if you show up here. if you use ez pass the hike will be about a nickel and the revenue is supposed to go to road repair. glad matt o'donnell talked me into getting an ez pass. stocks edged upstate slightly on tuesday. right now they're looking mixed. the fed expected to update their economic forecast later today. now when it's hot like this a lot of people may enjoy a glass of sparking prosecco. a warning is out about some of the bottles spontaneously exploding. if you have a bottle throw it
out. you see the details here and you can get a fuel refund when you go back to the state store and tell them high a bottle of that prosecco. >> continueed fermintation one of the probable causes. heirs of the property once owned by hope montgomery scott want to sell 16 1 acre spots. scott was the inspiration for the movie the philadelphia story starring katharine hepburn. the 20 graduates in germantown are grateful to a particular philadelphia eagle. the school says jason kills covered the cost of commencement at temple university. the students overcame many obstacles but were able to celebrate their hard work last night. >> very nice. still to come here on "action news" at 4:30 a new shakeup is coming to penn state a key figure in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal is
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sit in the shade. well, in camden, young people want a safer place to play and they used lights to push for that change. "action news" reporter sharrie williams was on the von neida park for the celebration of lights. >> four, three, two, one. >> reporter: there was light in camden. a feat that took two years and it all started with these students. >> when we see what we've done especially at a young age such as us its a great feeling. >> reporter: a great feeling and a lot to celebrate as students from saint anthony of padua began attending city and county meetings pushing for improvements at their neighborhood park. they also helped protests using flashlights to get their point across even calling their elected officials constantly. >> i felt like they're going to keep their promise. >> reporter: now their perseverance paid off. the county is spending $360,000 to add the rows of lights and make other capital
improvements. >> wanted to see how much progress we made from a little group that no one knew about until now. >> reporter: kids and families at this park after dark, it was simply a no-no because of safety concerns so this is a first, a year ago the camden county metro police began patrolling here on foot. that led to a decline in crime. they think the lights will help do the same. >> so, if you add that to the light situation, the neighborhood is getting safer all the time and i think this will help expedite that process. >> reporter: a party in the park for camden's cramer hill neighborhood, a community changing for the better thanks to these young minds at work. >> i feel like i was too young to make a change. i think no matter how young you are you can make a difference in your community. >> reporter: in camden, sharrie williams channel 6 "action news." >> karen joins us with accuweather. 80 degrees already. >> what? >> yes, it is. 93 was our high yesterday so today going to experience temperatures even hotter than that. there is a heat advisory in effect from noon until 7:00 today so this is the kind of
heat you need to be careful, maybe check on your elderly friends make sure your pets are okay because it's been awhile since we've been experiencing extended heat like this. sky six goes live in center city. as we look outside we're seeing just a few clouds up above. not too many problems yet but i do want to show you storm tracker storm tracker 6 live radar because we have some precipitation just outside of our region. we have been watching some showers that have been trying to move through on storm tracker 6 and you can probably see that. in fact, i can even widen out a little bit and show you some of the storms that are out there to our west right now and we can see that there's a frontal boundary out there that is going to be pushing through our region so while they're experiencing extreme weather once again out to our west, for us currently we're looking at basically dry conditions. we can see a spotty shower here or there near harrisburg and we may see these showers fall apart early on. we're going to see a good amount of sunshine today.
let's go to the seven day forecast and give you an idea of what's going to be happening. hot and breezy today, at least that breeze is going to help you and i think that temperature is going to be up to about 96 so we are going to feel that heat. we're watching for the potential for a thunderstorm late today. i think the rest of the region stays dry during the day time. areas to our west are under a slight risk for severe weather at this point so we're watching that. looks like best chance for that may be late tonight. tomorrow showers and thunderstorms hanging around the region as a front moves through and 87 for your high. it's a fine finish to our week, though, that we've struggled with. 84 degrees on friday and feeling less humid. on saturday unfortunate that front kind of swings back through. we're stuck with clouds and some showers as summer officially arrives at 6:51 a.m. 79 will be our high. on sunday clouds and some sunshine, 80 degrees with still a chance for a couple of showers or a thunderstorm. by monday it looks partly sunny and 82 and tuesday clouds and sunshine and
84 degrees so we're stuck in the heat once again today and you're really go together feel it when you factor in the heat and the humidity and we're watching for a chance for a thunderstorm especially late tonight. >> thanks, karen. happening today, president obama will brief top congressional leaders on the growing crisis in iraq. the meeting comes as sectarian violence is on the rise in the country. a car bomb in the pro-government shiite strong hold of sadr city killed 12 people and wounded 30 others. an early word on the briefing from the president indicates president obama will not call for air strikes any time soon saying there are few clear targets where the u.s. could strike at the fast moving sunni insurgent z the man the u.s. calls a key lead in the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi libya is now in american custody. special forces have obtained abu khatallah being held on a u.s. war ship. the 2012 attack killed
ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn will have more in a live report at 5:00 a.m. later good morning america will have reports on the situation in iraq and the capture of that benghazi suspect. "gma" at 7:00 a.m. right after "action news." >> 4:45 now. coming up -- actually we just told you about the beams of light in camden. we will also continue to tell you about this hot, hot heat that we're dealing with today and what it will mean for you and all the people around you, how to make sure you're okay. >> sidney kimmel talks about a how to make sure you're okay. >> sidney kimmel talks about a new all the chicken in your grocery store is inspected by the usda... but perdue asked them to go further. they verify that all our chickens are cared for in a clean, safe environment... and fed an all-veggie diet. no other chicken company does this. but at perdue, we believe in a better chicken.
hormones...or steroids. because at perdue, we believe in a better chicken. hormones...or steroids. >> welcome back. let's take a look at some of your traffic cameras. we're at 95 in girard. overnight construction crews are out of the way here in that ongoing work zone. yesterday was our first morning with the new northbound traffic pattern which extends the long term zone north towards allegheny avenue. it didn't cause any unusual delays yesterday morning. at the moment volume is light. delays yesterday morning. good news here. let's go on over to route four tweaks of oaks. traffic moving along well on 422 between king of prussia and pottstown but in pottstown watch out for an accident and a downed pole closing wilson street. we'll help you around that blockage coming up in about 10 minutes. matt. >> thank you, tam. it's 4:48 wednesday morning
heading to the big border here talking about your travel forecast and we have some early delays cropping up at san francisco. about 10. not that many. but this time day it is kind of relative allot due to some low cloud cover in san francisco. that could extend later on in the morning so you could see some more delays crop up if you're heading out to sfo across its country. lots of delays related to the chance of thundershowers all across the area. you see how many airports we're posting here. just mentioned san francisco with the low cloud cover this morning. up and down the east coast could see some thundershowers break out mostly later on today so we're thinking if you inn you use any of these airports early on things should be okay but look out boston new york city philadelphia, hartsfield-jackson in atlanta, the d.c. area airports and also all the major airports including miami in florida. in houston, texas, you could see some thundershowers break out once again in the p.m. hours so early on going at houston should look good. i checked dallas and everything looks okay for dallas, no thundershowers
expected there. in the midwest one of those days it's a typical day you see in the springtime. chicago also detroit and minneapolis saint paul all could see delays related to thundershowers and this is throughout the entire dane final out in denver, guess what? could see some thundershowers in the state of colorado, could see some delays at denver international. tam, back to you. >> thank you matt. penn state's athletic director is stepping down. dave joyner helped the school rebound from its lowest point in its history when it was crippled by the jerry sandusky scandal. joyner hired two football coaches and kept the sports program afloat. joyner was expected to leave now that penn state president rodney erickson has retired. penn state is forming a search committee to find joyner's replacement. these bold window washers are taking their jobs to new heights. look at that. the workers are tasked with cleaning the panes of glass underneath the grand canyon
sky walk. they say it pays not to have a fear of height. they are a whopping 4700 feet from the canyon bottom but 33 say they've got a few that you can't beat. >> they were dancing in the streets in philadelphia, pa. >> ♪ professional dancers tangoed outside the academy of music to remind everyone that the musical he evita is there. the actress playing evita per. no makes her pose. >> don't cry for me philadelphia. >> that would abgood diversion. >> it's 4:51. potential record highs. people trying to beat the heat. >> up next the mistake that will require moving a million
>> ♪ >> taking a live look at those run ways am i tell you, >> taking a live look at those later today at philadelphia international airport. 80 degrees right now and it's humid. you're going to step outside and be like yuck. the high temperature today 94 degrees. more hot, more humid than yesterday and summer officialing begins on saturday. moving on to the news here, and new on "action news," a six-year-old girl is the lone survivor of a tragic fire in florida that claimed
of lives of her grandmother and three young siblings. the children and the woman died when flames erupted in a jacksonville mobile home yesterday. a 13-year-old boy on his bike knowlesd the fire. he risked his own life running into the house to save the girl. >> i know i heard the word help, help me, at least three or four times and i don't believe i heard any little kids screaming but i could she was screaming at the top of her lungs. you can't really explain it. just a gut feeling you don't want to feel of somebody screaming for help knowing you can't help them. >> firefighters say the flames spread so quickly it is a miracle the teen was able to rescue anyone from the home. police in wilmington are investigating claims there arson is to blame for a fire and collapse of a home on bird street. we brought you this story as breaking news yesterday morning. relatives say francine wallace suffered burns over 80 percent of her body. her boyfriend, lamont scales
was killed. another woman in the home told first responders the fire was intentionally set. >> new this morning an entire high school class has been accused of cleating in michigan. administrators at anderson high school in south gate knew something wasn't quite right when so many of the 11th grade students scored a 100 on their final exam. the 30 classmates eventually admit they had someone took a picture of the answer key. it had been sitting on a teach's desk. the school made everyone retake the test and is now considering further disciplinary action. and new this morning north jersey prosecutors are looking into a school hacking case that put some average students at the head of the class. someone broke into the record system at orange high school to improve class grades and attendance. the students who received better gpa's as a result of the stunt say they're being punished for the change even though they claim they had nothing to do with it. education officials still don't know who is behind the attacks. >> this story is also new. the developer of a million dollar shore house on prime
new england property has suddenly realized his property is encroaching on protected turf. the developer chose a waterfront estate on protected park land in rhode island in 2009. the builder didn't notice the error until two years later saying it was an innocent surveying mistake. the court battle went all the way to the state supreme court and now the developer is under an order to remove the entire home. bears continue to roam south jersey neighborhoods but police say the latest sighting is no cause for alarm. authorities in burlington county say they have no plans to trap a bear that was spotd in mount laurel yesterday. you see it. an "action news" viewer captured this photo of the bear along gardenia drive. another viewer recorded video of the bear cooling off in a retention pond. neighbors are end tur ratched to take down bird feeders and close off any cool cave-like areas like a garage. >> it is 4:57 and summer is not even here yet but boy does
it feel like it. temperatures hit a record yesterday surpassing 90 degrees and today it's going to be even hotter. meteorologist karen rogers will tell us though when we can expect a cool down. >> and when beavers attack. details on a close encounter that sent on i'm robert de niro, and new york is my home.
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